Alright, I’ve been hangin around these forums for a few months now and I’m getting mighty confused. First I’ll start with with my goal… a permanent 6 pack. I have muscle (benching close to 300 while deadlift and squat not being shabby either), and I’ve gotten it before but it was on very strict calories and I lost quite a bit of strength and muscle. I know for a fact that low-carb diets work wonders for me… but everything I read says that they are not good for the long run.
So, what I’m wondering is… should I do a permanently low carb diet and have my primary source of fuel being fat? For example a ketogenic diet? Or, lets says I decided to start gaining muscle again, should I still include all the eggs and whatnot along with the carbs if I decide to have my primary source of fuel being clean carbs?
See this is all very confusing to me and I know that mixing fats and carbs is no good. So it would seem that I need to decide between one and the other as a fuel source in order to reach my goals.
Also I have quite a bit of knowledge about the low-carb diets… but not much about low-fat diets. This is all really eating at my brain and it seems that I just need some more info and possible experience that other people have went through with either the low-carb or low-fat diets.